Active adolescents can perform better in school

Past cross-sectional studies have reported that physically more active children and adolescents achieve better school grades than their less active peers do, but there are few longitudinal studies on the topic. A recently-published study shows that adolescents with higher levels of physical activity over a follow-up period of two academic years had higher academic performance … Continue reading Active adolescents can perform better in school

CBORD and Swipe Out Hunger collaborate on food insecurity

Educational technology company CBORD has formed a partnership with the nonprofit organisation Swipe Out Hunger end college student hunger. Swipe Out Hunger works to promote, support and advise students, faculty and staff of best practices in developing a sustainable and impactful meal donation model. CBORD will serve as the technology partner, enabling students to donate … Continue reading CBORD and Swipe Out Hunger collaborate on food insecurity

University of California, Irvine and American Campus Communities support sustainable student lifestyles

American Campus Communities (NYSE: ACC) joined the University of California, Irvine (UCI) yesterday to officially mark the opening of Plaza Verde, a fresh and modern student community that offers an eco-friendly, living and learning environment conducive to achieving academic, professional, and personal success. The new 1,441-bed, 5-story residential tower located at 15000 Arroyo Drive is … Continue reading University of California, Irvine and American Campus Communities support sustainable student lifestyles

Strayer University extends hybrid campus scheme

An American institution, Strayer University has continued to expand its hybrid campus programme, which is designed to provide working adults enrolled online with convenient access to drop-in services such as success coaches, admissions officers, and support staff. The university has launched its twentieth hybrid-style campus in Killeen, Texas, and has confirmed plans for more such … Continue reading Strayer University extends hybrid campus scheme

Discovery Education integrates Inspyro’s digital enterprise

Digital curriculum resources specialist Discovery Education has acquired virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) provider Inspyro, to enhance its content and product strategy. VR and AR content empowers educators to create immersive learning experiences such as virtual science labs and virtual field trips either back through history or to places students cannot easily or … Continue reading Discovery Education integrates Inspyro’s digital enterprise

How cartoons enable children’s narrative skills and values

A study by the UPV/EHU’s Department of Evolutionary Psychology and Education has explored the validity of narrative and non-narrative cartoons for developing narrative skills, moral reasoning and values and countervalues in children in mainstream and non-mainstream education. The effect that may be exerted by the structure of the cartoons on these aspects when the children … Continue reading How cartoons enable children’s narrative skills and values

Gibb goes for greater internationalism and equality in education

UK School Standards Minister Nick Gibb has told his international counterparts that the English education system will remain outward-looking and internationalist after Brexit. Speaking at a G7 meeting of education ministers in France, Minister Gibb reaffirmed his commitment to drawing on best-practice and evidence from across the world when looking to improve the education system. … Continue reading Gibb goes for greater internationalism and equality in education